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Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and molotovs

Fpo - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.

Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims 'huge' Brexit progress

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Sunday that "huge" progress was being made in Brexit talks and declared Britain would break out of the European Union just like the comicbook hero Hulk.

Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

Fpo - Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain's consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up pressure on Beijing over sliding freedoms.

Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

London - Former British prime minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the UK's current leader Boris Johnson in extracts of his memoirs published Sunday, accusing him of only backing Brexit to further his own career.

UK PM claims huge progress in Brexit talks

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk.

EU citizens uneasy at UK's Brexit 'settlement scheme'

London - After days attempting to apply online to remain in the UK after Brexit, EU citizen Bina Gayadien was faced with the same message: her information was "insufficient".

European powers call on Iran to cooperate with UN nuclear watchdog

Paris - European powers on Friday called on Iran to cooperate with the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, after Tehran warned that undue pressure from the US and Israel could jeopardise the agency's activities in Iran.

Ex-PM Cameron no regrets on sparking Brexit referendum

London - Former British prime minister David Cameron said Friday he had no regrets about launching the Brexit referendum but accused current PM Boris Johnson of behaving "appallingly" during the pre-vote campaigning.

Vandals spray swastikas on British war graves in Netherlands

Den Haag - Vandals spray-painted swastikas and slogans about the crash of flight MH17 on a British cemetery for World War II soldiers in the Netherlands, police said Friday.

Police thwart climate activists' drone bid to close Heathrow

London - London police deployed Friday a sweeping security cordon around Heathrow Airport and made seven arrests to thwart climate activists' efforts to shut down Europe's busiest travel hub using toy drones.

Climate campaigners plan Heathrow drone shutdown

London - Climate activists planned to fly toy drones around London's Heathrow Airport on Friday in a controversial effort to shut down Europe's busiest travel hub over the weekend.

EU's Barnier warns not optimistic of finding Brexit deal

Apo - Europe's chief Brexit negotiator warned European lawmakers Thursday that he has no reason to be optimistic that Brussels and London will agree an orderly divorce.

EU stands by 'backstop' as Brexit blame game steps up

Apo - European parliamentary leaders insisted Thursday there can be no Brexit withdrawal agreement without the "Irish backstop" clause that Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demanded be stripped from any accord.

France stages 'hard border' port drill for no-deal Brexit

Ouistreham - French officials launched Thursday their first "dress rehearsal"of new customs checks that will be imposed if Britain crashes out of the EU without an exit deal, a scenario that could severely crimp the flow of people and goods across the English Chann...

UK parliament speaker vows to thwart PM over Brexit law

London - Britain's parliamentary speaker has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to disobey the law by refusing to ask for a Brexit delay and vowed to thwart any attempt to circumvent legislation.

Australia calls on Iran to treat detainees 'humanely'

Sydney - Australia on Thursday called on Tehran to treat "humanely" three citizens detained in Iran, as it emerged two of those arrested were a travel-blogging couple on an overland trip to Britain.

Brexit court ruling prompts calls to reverse parliament suspension

Edinburgh - British premier Boris Johnson faced calls Thursday to reverse his suspension of parliament after a Scottish court ruled it illegal, as government documents warned a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines.

Merkel says still sees 'every chance' for Brexit deal

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she believed agreement could still be reached with Britain on an orderly exit from the EU, pledging to fight for a deal.

Three Australians detained in Iran

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday revealed that three of its citizens had been detained in Iran, the latest in a series of Westerners to be seized by authorities in Tehran.

Archbishop of Canterbury prostrates over 1919 India massacre

Amritsar - Britain has never apologised for the 1919 massacre at Amritsar in India but the head of the Church of England prostrated himself to say sorry in a personal capacity and "in the name of Christ".

Margaret Atwood unveils sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

London - Margaret Atwood released the much-anticipated sequel to her award-winning 1985 novel "The Handmaid's Tale" on Tuesday, with "The Testaments" set to become a similar smash.

Von der Leyen: Brexit not the end of British ties

Apo - Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday that Brexit -- "should it happen" -- would be only the start of a new relationship between the UK and the EU, and "not the end".

Boris Johnson: Gaffe-prone Brexiteer with ruthless ambition

London - Since coming to power in July, Boris Johnson has shed his image as a jovial, wisecracking mophead to reveal a ruthless streak that has marked him out since childhood.

What next in Britain's Brexit crisis?

London - After MPs rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid to call an early election to solve the Brexit impasse, he is left in limbo heading towards a crucial EU summit next month, just days before Britain's scheduled exit.

Former British diplomat targeted by Trump made a Lord

London - Kim Darroch, who quit as Britain's ambassador to Washington after his leaked diplomatic cables sparked the ire of US President Donald Trump, was on Tuesday made a member of the House of Lords.

British Airways says almost all UK flights cancelled over strike

London - British Airways said Monday it has been forced to cancel almost all its flights from UK airports on the first day of a strike by pilots.

British Airways faces first global pilots' strike

London - British Airways faced its first global strike by pilots on Monday and the possibility of almost all its flights being grounded for two days.

British MPs inflict fresh blow on Johnson over Brexit documents

London - British MPs voted Monday to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson release confidential documents relating to Britain's EU exit, during a final day of defiance before he suspends their session until just weeks before Brexit.

Britain's Johnson vows to fight on despite Brexit blows

London - The British government insisted Sunday that Boris Johnson would fight on as prime minister despite seeing a top cabinet ally quit and his do-or-die Brexit strategy blocked by parliament.

Top UK minister quits in new Brexit blow to PM Johnson

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a fresh blow Saturday when senior minister Amber Rudd quit her work and pensions post in protest at his handling of the Brexit crisis.
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CO19 operatives patrol London in specialized high-speed police cars called Armed Response Vehicles (ARV). Operatives use the vehicles to rapidly respond to terrorism incidents or incidents in which other police officials need assistance against conventional but nonetheless violent armed criminals (i.e. gang members, drug dealers, armed robbers, murderers, etc.) There are two CO19 members assigned to an ARV which also carries their tactical/SWAT gear and machine guns.
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Reconstruction of the distinguished lady from York
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Parents of victims last month's mass kidnapping from a school in northeastern Nigeria express sorrow and outrage
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London Underground train at Watford station.
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